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3 shot in Lakshmipur Jubo League clash

Update : 20 Apr 2014, 06:43 PM

At least two Jubo League activists and one lay individual received bullet wounds in an intraparty clash in the district yesterday.

The wounded are Ibrahim Khalil Bablu, 40, and Md Anowar Hossain, 36, Jubo League activists, and Abdul Mannan, 25, who is a waiter.

Of the three, the Mannan’s condition has been reported as critical. He has been referred to Noakhali Sadar Hospital.

Sources said the incident took place between two groups of the Jubo League in Bashurhat Bazar under the Charshahi union of the Lashmipur Sadar upazila of the district.

According to the locals and the wounded, when Jubo League activists Bablu and Anowar went to a local hotel for breakfast, a gang of 10-12 led by Jubo League leader Shahdat fell upon them. What followed was a chase and counter-chase and the use of firearms.   

They added that Shahdat’s men opened fire on his rivals, wounding the three.

Local sources said there had been a long-standing enmity between Sadar upazila (east) Jubo Leauge Joint Convener Md Morshed Alam and the union Jubo League Joint Convener Shahdat Hossain, centring establishing supremacy in the Charshahi area.

Morshed alleged that Shahdat had been trying to extort money from his brother Bablu who dealt with satellite connections in the area.

Shahdat, however, denied the allegation against him. He laid the blame on Morshed, saying Morshed’s supporters assaulted his men on Saturday night.

Sub-Inspector Md Mozammel Huq of the Dasherhat police outpost said the situation was under control.

Lawmen had been deployed to the area, and action would be taken against those involved in the incident based on specific allegations, he said.

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